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H 28in. x D 14in.


Great patina in original old finish

ready to hang  This 6 X 5 1/8 inch enameled sheet metal photography frame remains in excellent all original condition.  Retaining its original <B>PATENTED JUNE 22, 1864</B>, this attractive Civil War dated frame will make a wonderful addition to the display of any period albumin or ferrotype image.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>  

Pendant light is a Great old mercury glass store light. Excellent for the strongest light


H 36in. x D 12in.  H 12in. x W 4in. x D 7in.

Priced per pair

IRON CANDELABRA PENDANT $1200.00

 

Original Patent June 1864 - PHOTO FRAME $75.00

 

MERCURY GLASS PENDANT LIGHT $850.00

 

CUSTOM BUILT WALL SCONCES sample $0.00

H 60in. x D 18in.


Original fixture and glass...great weight and color  set of sheffield glass pendant lights ca1910


 H0in. x D 16in.


priced per pair

Shades are a close match but slightly off-color.

 H 36in. x 8in.


Fabulous amber/gold glow to the glass

priced per item...other tag is #2078  H 12in. x D 7in.

ARTS & CRAFTS pendant light $3500.00

 

Antique sheffield Glass pendants $1850.00

 

art glass pendant ca 1950 $550.00

 

Close to Ceiling vintage light $650.00

H 11in. x W 4in. x D 7in.


More available

Priced per item  H 12in. x W 7in. x D 9in.


Amazing textured vintage glass in limited supply  NOS


price per item  H 12in. x W 4in. x D 7in.


Price per item

high relief matte design in soft yellow


 available  Best appreciated here by our illustrations, this antique three drawer pocket telescope measures 5 inches closed and extends to approximately 14 ¼ inches drawn.  In nice original condition with good optics and with a nicely age patinated macrame cover, this vintage telescope will do well in use or in a period display.

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vintage glass wall sconces in textured w $350.00

 

Large set of vintage glass sconces $650.00

 

Set of 4 custom art glass sconces $350.00

 

vintage macramé covered – Pocket Telesco $245.00

Quality antique inverted bowl light fixture 41in. x D 21in.

The embossed relief bowl is very thick. A true work of art.  H 36in. x D 12in.  H 36in. x D 10in.  H 54in. x W 45in.

Monumental hanging bowl fixture holds 3 $6800.00

 

clear ribbed glass pendant $550.00

 

Clear globe pendant $550.00

 

Horizontal candelabra fixture $750.00

H 38in. x W 38in.x7in.  H 14in. x W 20in.x5in.  H 16in. W 8in. X D 3in.


price per pair  H 14in. x W 11in. x D 7in.

Island tee light $1100.00

 

Island tee light $600.00

 

NAUTICAL THEME SCONCES $1800.00

 

Wall sconce $750.00

H 12in. x D 12in.


more available in this or larger sizes

priced each  H 13in. x D 14in.

priced per pair  H 71in. x W 60in. x D 10in.  H 22in. x D 7in.

old milk glass shades $450.00

 

Period milk glass pointed shades . . pair $950.00

 

Arts and Crafts mantle with insert $6500.00

 

OLD PENDANT HALLWAY $550.00

H 12in. x W 4in. x D 12in.  H 16in. x D 6in.        This especially nice early handcrafted skittles game is held in its original 11 X 7 7/8 X 3 7/8 inch dovetailed American black walnut, slide-top case and retains its original full complement of 10 pins with 2 game balls of dense lignum vitae wood .  The turned pins of a variety of hardwood species from rock maple, pecan, live oak, &c, though each is identical in size and shape very in weight and make the game especially challenging. 

      Originating in Europe well before the 1700s the game of skittles was a mainstay of English pubs well before immigrating to America where the ten-pin version is now considered a forerunner to modern bowling.  Popular in ten, nine and four pin versions both as a parlor game where the pins were set-up in diamond fashion on the wood of carpeted floor, the game of skittles was also played out of doors and was popularly played by children as well as adults.  Emanating from a history as an English pub or drinking game, by the time of the American Civil War the game was popularly played in the ten-pin version by common folk and high society alike, indoors and out by children and adults.  ( A period example of a skittles game had been on display as part of the period memorabilia of the Jefferson Davis, <I>White House of the Confederacy,</I> home section of the old <I>Museum of the Confederacy</I> in Richmond.)  

      Equally appropriate to home, pub or Civil War winter camp, this outstanding entirely handmade skittles game offers good evidence of age and period use yet remains in exceptional, all original and period condition.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

 Best described here by our illustrations, such wood mounted <I>Magic Lantern</I> slides saw considerable use through the mid 1860’s though the type actually predate the wet plate generated photo slides popular in the Civil War era.  This one offers a colorfully hand colored and artist rendered Revolutionary War view of a of a young maiden cannoneer.

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Arts / crafts wall sconces $1200.00

 

Caged trouble light $165.00

 

especially desirable! handcrafted – earl $235.00

 

Patriotic Lady Cannonier - painted LAN $55.00




<b>United States Congressman from New York


Governor of the State of New York</b>


(1811-1867) Born in Windham, Greene County, N.Y., he completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1834, and commenced practice in Lockport, N.Y. He was appointed judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Niagara County, N.Y., and served from 1836-1841. Was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses, and served from 1843-1849. He was the chairman of the Committee on Commerce. He was the Comptroller of New York, from 1849-1850. Served as Governor of New York, 1850-1852. Was chairman of the Whig National Convention in 1856. Hunt was tendered as the Democratic nomination for Vice President in 1860, but he declined the position. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864, and died in New York City, on February 2, 1867. He was interred in Glenwood Cemetery, Lockport, N.Y.


<u>Signature with Place</u>: 5 1/2 x 1 3/4, in ink, W. Hunt, Lockport, N. York.     


<b>United States Congressman from New York</b>


(1805-57) Born in  Freehold, Greene County, N.Y., he engaged in the general merchandise business. Served as a member of the New York State Senate in 1838 and 1841. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth U.S. Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John M. Holley, and served from 1848-1849. After his time in congress he resumed his former business activities, died in Newark, Wayne County, N.Y., on November 19, 1857; and was buried in the Willow Avenue Cemetery.


<u>Signature with Place</u>: 5 3/4 x 2 1/2, in ink, Esbon Blackmar, Newark, Wayne Co., New York. Light staining at right edge.  H 42in x D 18in.  H 30in. x D 12in.

OLD

Autograph, Washington Hunt

 

Autograph, Esbon Blackmar

 

LARGE PENDANT LIGHT $850.00

 

Pretty bedroom fixture $550.00

H 18in. x D 9in.  H 5in. x W 14in. x D 6in.  H 5in. x W 16in. x D 7in.

SAMPLE SHOWN  H 13in. x W 6in. x D 8in.

Heavy Duty construction circa 1920

Organic old ceiling fixture of tole meta $500.00

 

Cool wall sconce in nickel $0.00

 

Bathroom wall light in nickel $0.00

 

Cast iron wall light. . . old $500.00

H 12in. x D12in.

Original old glass

price per item  H 15in. x D 6in.  H 36in. x D 12in.

price per item  H 36in. x D 9in.

price per pair

Schoolhouse semi flushmount light $450.00

 

antique pendant light $450.00

 

Acrylic smoked pendat lights MCM 3881 -3 $450.00

 

pendant lights $950.00

A classic pair, best described by our photos, these spectacles remain in pleasing condition with the scarce feature of retaining their original iron pocket case.   All original and in nice condition with lots of eye appeal, this offering will fit well in any Revolutionary War / early Americana setting. (Neumann and Kravic’s <I>Collectors Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution</I>)  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


  Published in 1856 by the Phonographic Institute; Cincinnati, Ohio, this <U>First Edition, First Printing</U> of Benn Pitman’s <I>The Phonographir Reader</I> remains in pleasing condition, complete with no loose, torn, marked up or missing pages yet with some period staining on the covers with clear evidence of age and period handling.  A desirable rarity in and of itself  as, not only was its author responsible for the <I>Pitman Shorthand</I> method as adopted in the United States, but served as the <U>Recorder for the Lincoln Assassination Military Commission</U>.   Responsible for the recording of the trial of the conspirators, Benn Pitman compiled and arranged the trial record for publication.  Pitman also served as official stenographer during the </I>Sons of Liberty</I> and <I>Ku-Klux Klan</I> and other period high profile government prosecutions.    Of additional interest to the Civil War enthusiast and especially for the New Hampshire in the Civil War collector will be the book plate of <I>T. E. HUNT – GILFORD N. H.</I>.    <B>Thomas E. Hunt</B> was a 25 year old, just married, resident of Gilford, New Hampshire when he enlisted and was mustered in on 8/14/1862 as a Private of Co. G of the soon to be hard fought <B>12th New Hampshire Infantry</B>.  Less than a month later he was designated as  <B>Regimental Hospital Steward</B> serving the 12th New Hampshire Volunteers in that capacity until mustering out in Richmond, Virginia on June 21, 1865.  Per Bartlett’s regimental history, Thomas E. Hunt, who was the brother of the 12th NH Regimental Surgeon, was present at the battles of Fredericksburg, <B>Gettysburg</B>, Swift Creek, Drury's Bluff, Port Walthall, Cold Harbor, and Capture of Richmond.   He was <U>Chief Steward</U> at <B>Point of Rocks Army General Hospital</B> in 1864 and at <B>Camp Lee Army Hospital</B> at Richmond in 1865.

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 H 36in. x D 20in.  H 60in. x D 20in.

18th early 19th century iron Spectacle C $125.00

 

rare! period shorthand instruction book $95.00

 

early electric 3 armlight $950.00

 

Brass antique Sanctuary light $3500.00

H 32in. x D 10in.  H 19in. x D 13in.  H 36in. x D 18in.  Close-to-ceiling ornate feature light fixture ca 1920 Very artistic.



H 8in. x D 36in.

Regency pendant antique light. $1500.00

 

Single globe light fixture with antique $650.00

 

Pair deco pendant lights $1800.00

 

Large Ornate Regancy flush mount iron li $4400.00

H 25in. x D 12in.

4 available

priced per item  H 24in. x D 38in.  H 24in. x D 20in.  H 21in. x D 14in.

Halophane industrial pendant lights $850.00

 

double gas light $1500.00

 

Large Classic cieling light. $1800.00

 

Old hanging bowl light. $950.00

H 20in. x D 17in.  H 33in. x D 17in.   A fine 1930s dining room light fixture



28in. x D 16in.  From the bowels of our many years of seeking out and accumulating <I>neat stuff</I>, comes this all original period decorated 18th century powder horn.  A  relic of the  pre-Revolutionary War  burning of the British warship HMS Gaspee by colonial patriots, this<I>common man’s<I/> powder horn is period decorated with ships and bears the scratch engraved period inscription <B> HMS Gaspee</B> and is boldly dated <B>1772</B>.  While our photographs will offer the best description, suffice it to say that with a period lead <I>hole</I> repair that adds rather than detracting from the horn’s charm and lots of good evidence of age and originality, the horn remains in pleasing condition with no cracks or splits and offers an attractive surface with natural age patina.   The horn measures approximately 15 ½  inches from the spout around the curve to the butt which offers the name <B>E.BEW</B>.  ( We did find a Revolutionary War clothing issue record for a 13th Pennsylvania troop identified simply as <I>’Bew’</I>  With particulars too extensive to present here a quick internet search of the <I>Gaspee Affair</I> will bring details of the 1772 boarding and burning of the Gaspee as the British vigorously enforced unpopular trade regulations off Rhode Island.)  An important remnant of building Colonial resistance in the pre-American Revolution period, this historic powder horn was yielded up years ago at the Brimfield, Massachusetts antique extravaganza where we discovered it laying unrecognized on a dealers table. (Those were the days so fondly remembered by the thousands of antiquers who, three times a year, plauded the fields of Brimfield tables.) <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

Classic hanging light. $1200.00

 

Brass ceiling pendant ca 1920 $0.00

 

Pan fixture with old glass $650.00

 

historically important ! 1772 ‘HMS Gaspe $845.00

A mark of the Victorian genteel , the mid-19th  century smoking cap was an especially comforting accessory to many a socially minded officer of the more leisurely geared life of winter camp.  A demonstration of individuality with a frequently rich gaudiness, the smoking cap, designed and stitched by loving hands, offered a most popular remembrance from home when shipped to the front.  Examples of these highly prized 'camp' or smoking caps may be seen in the more advanced public and private collections with published illustrations appearing in both of Time Life’s <B>Echoes of Glory</B> volumes.  This offering is of colorfully hand embroidered black silk with quilted silk lining. The cap is in excellent all original condition yet with the most minimal evidence of age and period use as testimony to originality. A wonderful all original example remaining in fine condition.  

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 This nice original earlier to mid-19th century W. Smith & Son needle packet still contains an original content, maker marked # 14 <I>SAIL MAKERS NEEDLE</I>.  A necessary utility to the soldier in the field for repair of heavy shelter half or Sibly tent canvas or leather accoutrement, these heavy steel needles were a staple among entrepreneurial soldiers and sailors who considered them a primary tool as they cut fanciful scrimshaw decorations in beef, whale bone or ivory for trade, sale, or to send back home.  A nice original and as found period item with goog evidence of originality with period use and carrying.

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 Well documented by Civil War camp site <I>digger</I>/ historians and publications of their finds, (see: <I>Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War</I> by Stanley Phillips) these, emboss decorated, zinc travel mirrors seldom survived to reach todays collector market.  This one is best described by our photos except to advise that it is all original with good evidence of age and originality even retaining its period mercury backed mirror.  A nice original Civil War era personal item.  As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  We have a small number of original as new, from period stock, slate pencils and are offering them here <U>individually</U> price for the collector who would like an example to go with a period marking slate.  Fashioned from slate mined here in Maine, these pencils are the product of period manufacturing practices in which freshly mined slate slabs were cut into ¼ inch square rods, turned round, cut into 6 inch lengths and hand <I>sharpened</I>.  (Not sharpened to a point but left blunt, simply hand cut to a slight taper at one end as one would use the pencil on a slate.)  Each pencil is a bit unique with slight variances as evidence of early manufacture.   Not a big deal but a common utility in the days of hand carried marking slates and seldom seen in unused condition.  A neat period item for the Civil War era personal item collector or writing implement enthusiast without spending a lot of money. 

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Civil War era SMOKING CAP $335.00

 

Civil War era W. Smith & Son #14 SAIL MA $75.00

 

Civil War vintage traveling SHAVING MIRR $85.00

 

original 19th century hand cut - SLATE $18.00




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